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Weekend Burners: Best Tracks & Music Videos Of The Week

Download the best African music releases of the week in our Weekend Burners roundup.


Tanzanian inspired artwork by Lynnie Zulu (via ADA)

In Weekend Burners we highlight our choices of the best African music tracks, videos, and mixes that came across our desks throughout the week. Stream & download them below, straight from the Okayafrica bunker, and click on the track titles for more info:

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Hobo Truffles Presents ‘Ode To Ghana’ Instrumental Beat Tape

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The 10 Best Songs From The Latest Wave Of Coupé Décalé

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Moses Sumney's Soul-Churning ‘Everlasting Sigh’ (Live In L.A.)

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Joey Le Soldat’s Distorted Burkinabé Rap ‘D.M.D.’

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Kwabs ‘Wrong Or Right’

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Moroka’s ‘BassXchange UK/ZA’ Mixtape

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DJ Sports 'Naija Swagg' Mixtape

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Lesillo Rulla 'B//G //L'

Interview
Image courtesy of Jay Trigga.

Interview: Get to Know Rising Zambian Artist Jay Trigga

Jay Trigga could very well be Zambian music's next big thing—and he's doing it all from China.

Zambia has relentlessly developed a vibrant music scene in recent times, instigating new genres like Zambian Rock (Zamrock), Trapundula (a music genre following the driving element of Kalindula) and putting their own spin on afrobeats. This has all been possible through the collective effort of young Zambian artists wanting to create music that is authentic, different, bold, and purely African.

For 21-year-old Zambian hip-hop artist Jack Lumbeta Kafukwilwa also known as Jay Trigga, the need to showcase Africa to the world through music has been his greatest motivation. "I would define my sound as afro-fusion as it is a mix. I am quite versatile so finding a word to define my sound is tricky because I do trap music as well. In clear terms, my sound is chill, youthful and futuristic," Jay Trigga tells me over our virtual conversation from China where he is currently studying a masters degree in business management.

Following collaborations with Ice Prince and Davido's DMW rapper Dremo, the young star is significantly bent on shooting for the stars in Zambia's music scene. We sat down with Jay Trigga to talk about his journey, new single, his influences in music and more.

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